This particular tea (technically a “tisane,” the technical term for ‘tea’ that is only herb-based and doesn’t actually include proper tea leaves) is one of my favorites at the moment to help assuage upper GI distress like heartburn or GERD, general indigestion or a nervous tummy. It’s a specific blend of herbs and roots (sourced in bulk from Fettle Botanic in Portland): slippery elm, licorice, ginger, lemongrass, marshmallow Root, oatstraw, plantain and skullcap.
DIY Medicinal Herbal Tea for Digestion
The general rules of medicinal tea-making applied: boil water, let cool down a few degrees (to 200 F or so), pour into a quart jar, add six* tablespoons of the herbal blend, close with a lid and let sit on the counter for 12-18* hours. Strain (see video below) with a fine metal sieve and/or a cheesecloth or nut milk bag, and store in a clean jar in the fridge, drinking as needed prophylactically or as a soothing remedy.
*The total amount of tea to use and how long to let it steep varies from one tea/tisane to another, depending on ingredients.